We have been getting accountability all wrong in the compliance profession. It’s not a set of tasks – it’s a way of thinking and it has to come from the heart as well as the head. On Accountability: The Heart of Compliance Tom Fox and Sam Silverstein dig into what accountability means to the corporate compliance function and business organizations and most significantly, how to make it an integral part of your culture. In this episode Sam and I begin a three-part series to consider the current disaster Boeing finds itself in from the accountability perspective and what it might do to crawl out of the deep hole it finds itself in. In this Part 1, we consider accountability from employees to their fellow employees and up towards management. Some of the highlights include:

·      What is an employee’s commitment to values in an organization? What are your Foundational Values? Your Relational Values? Your Professional Values? Your Community Values?

·      How employees commit to ‘it’s all of us’ so that all employees rise or fall together?

·      Is bringing in a new CEO enough or must an organization do more?

·      What is an employee’s commitment to a good reputation? How do you get alignment in word and deed to commit to accountability?

For more information on Sam Silverstein and his work on accountability, click here.